We warmly welcome international students!

forum3 is the University Chaplaincy for students of the University and the Universities of Applied Sciences in Bern.

The three dimensions of community, spirituality and development form the basis of our activities.

forum3 creates places to meet and celebrate, to experience silence, to exchange about life issues and for the creative expression of students.
forum3 supports students in their personal and spiritual development. Its events offer space for the discussion of religious, ethical and social topics.

Pastoral Care

As a university chaplain I am here for you

If you feel lonely, if problems or pressure are weighing on you, if questions about your future are bothering you, if you don’t know what to do; in short: if you need a professional, open ear, then don’t hesitate to contact me.

Independence and confidentiality are a matter of course for me. The offer is free of charge. You can call or email me. Pastoral care is possible in direct conversation or via email:

+41 78 842 78 90 or

Below you find a selection of our events. We look forward to getting to know you!

Setting off where? To a foreign city, on a journey, into unknown realms, to a summit tour… Setting off for a new semester, a life together, an adventure. Setting off how? Full of expectation, thirsty for knowledge, hesitant, excited, confident, forced or courageous. Setting off has many facets. It always involves an external or internal movement from the familiar to something new. This requires commitment, strength and courage. In these confusing times, the forum‘s new semester programme aims to encourage new beginnings and support concrete departures, some of which is organised jointly with the aki, the Catholic university chaplaincy. We wish you successful new beginnings in the spring semester 2024! Learn more


Some events we particularly recommend:

Forum Lunch

Mondays during the lecture period, 12.15 – 2 p.m.
Start: February 19th, 2024

Organic, sustainable & vegan. Free of charge for students!

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The Power of Silence

Wednesdays 1.15-2 pm (during the lecture period)

Contemplative meditation

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Forum Atelier – Cubism

Wed, April 10th, 2024, 6.15 pm

A space for creativity

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Forum Atelier – Expressionism

Wed, April 10th, 2024, 6.15-8.00 pm

A space for creativity

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Ecumenical Taizé-Prayer 

Thu, April 25th, 2024, 7 pm

Students from different christian groups sing and pray together.
Followed by snacks!

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A day in the tropics

Fri, April 26th, 2024
1.15 pm in Kerzers

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Caves and dragons

Discover the Beatus Caves! (Picture by David Birri)

Fri, May 10th, 2024
11.50 am, Bern railway station (Meeting point)

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